SOLVED: Yahoo mail & browser problems

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    This post of mine at Palemoon forum is about a problem of inactive buttons appearing to a yahoo mail account.

    No answer came, so I decided to give a try to Seamonkey. But, when trying to log into the yahoo mail account, it gives this message:

    Yahoo recommends you upgrade your browser to enjoy all the features in the new Yahoo Mail.

    Google Chrome……………………………………………[Upgrade]


    Continue using Classic Mail.
    You should plan on upgrading your browser soon………………[Try it later]

    I click on the “Try it later” button but, when the loading-bar is full-filled, nothing at all happens.

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by andfree.
    • This topic was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by masinick.
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    It’s Yahoo site screwing with you. Not the browsers. Yahoo mail is proprietary that way. Try using a user agent switcher in Palemoon or Seamonkey.

    Maybe you will get lucky?

    Edit. If me. I’d use a home made user agent string like these guys discuss

    Using a 2018 name of firefox that is out now. ver 60 or so.

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    Thanks for reply.
    I suppose a user agent string is a solution for the SM log-in problem and not for the PM inactive buttons one.
    I used general.useragent.override and I did copy-paste this line unchanged:

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0

    It worked. I can use SeaMonkey to log into the mail account. And no problem with inactive buttons as in PaleMoon.
    Thanks again.


    I will experiment with browsers and settings. I’ve definitely used many versions of Firefox and Seamonkey with Yahoo Webmail since the nineties when I first created my Yahoo account. I have used POP3 with Thunderbird and Seamonkey (but not very recently) to extract and read my Email and I’ve used other mail user agents (MUA) as well. I simply use browsers these days.

    Flashpeak Slimjet definitely works.

    I will check out the ones in question and let you know.

    Brian Masinick


    I ran a few experiments to see what can and cannot readily be done.
    First, I happpened to be on PCLinuxOS and I had both Palemoon and Seamonkey there, so I tried using each of them and I did not have issues creating Email or navigating through existing messages.

    I was able to do the same with Palemoon, Seamonkey, and Firefox in antiX as well. Yahoo was not, however, allowing me to add any additional accounts today regardless of which system or browser I was using. Within my own Email account, everything worked with these browsers though.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by masinick. Reason: typographical error correction

    Brian Masinick


    I noticed a general slow down in access to all my web mails after the new European policies thing, still seems a bit slower than it used to be, so maybe they have added new code/checks to their sites. (Some other websites that I use also appear to be slower to open too.) (I’m using antiX/Firefox.)

    Linux (& BSD) since 1999


    The yahoo mail problems in Palemoon have been solved for me, after having changed the value of this way:

    Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_6) AppleWebKit/603.3.8 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/10.1.2 Safari/603.3.8

    Thanks for the help.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by andfree.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by andfree.

    Just to confirm. I was having the same Yahoo problem with Seamonkey. This fix worked fine. All is functional.

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